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Travelers from China arriving in the United States
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    To slow the spread of 2019 novel coronavirus into the United States, CDC is working with public health partners to implement new travel procedures announced in a Presidential Proclamation on Novel Coronavirusexternal icon. In summary:

    1. Foreign nationals who have visited China in the past 14 days may not enter the United States.

    2. American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in China in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States, but will be redirected to one of 11 airports to undergo health screening. Depending on their health and travel history, they will have some level of restrictions on their movements for 14 days from the time they left China.

    If you are in the second group above and are traveling to the United States:

    - Your travel will be redirected to one of 11 U.S. airports where CDC has quarantine stations.

    - You will be asked about your health and travel.

    - Your health will be screened for fever, cough, or trouble breathing.

    Depending on your health and travel history:

    - You will have some restrictions on your movement for a period of 14 days from the time you left China.

    These actions are being taken to protect your health, the health of other travelers and the health of U.S. communities from the new coronavirus that is spreading from person-to-person in parts of China.

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